Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Nokia Attacks Apple at Nokia World

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Nokia VP Niklas Savander used much of his presentation at Nokia World to criticize Apple, downplay Google and quote questionable sales figures, according to an Electronista report.

Savander said 260,000 Nokia phones were purchased each day during the summer, more than "Apple and Android combined". Google activates 200,000 new devices a day and Apple activates 230,000 iOS devices a day. It should be clear that this claim is inaccurate, even after pulling out iPods and iPads.

Savander also accused Apple's Scott Forstall of copying Nokia's "connecting people" slogan in the iPhone 4 video saying that it wasn't just a "feel-good tagline" for his company but "our mission, our passion." He continued to state that the N8 and other smartphones would always perform "no matter how you hold them."

Electronista notes that Savander also insisted that Ovi Maps trumped Google Maps Navigation for GPS services because of its offline map caching and turn-by-turn walking navigation, not having realized that this feature was announced last week for Android.

"Nokia’s going through a tough, challenging transition and we have a lot more work to do," he said. "But we have laid the foundation for success. I recognize that we haven’t been as competitive as we want to be in smartphones. Well, that’s about to change. Today, we shift in to high gear in Nokia’s fightback in smartphone leadership."




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Apple Launches New Express Lane Support Service

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Apple has launched a new Express Lane support service that lets you quickly find the recommended support solutions and contact options for your device.

You can locate your device by selecting from an Apple list of products or by signing in and selecting from a list of registered devices. You can also enter a case id to view its details.

Once you describe your issue, Apple will suggest helpful technical support documents and outline the options you have for telephone support.











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Making Pro Audio Affordable

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Independent iPhone developer Alex Wiltschko today is pleased to announce the release of Octave for the iPhone and iPod touch. Octave turns the iPhone into a fast and accurate real-time analyzer using either the iPhone's built-in microphone, or any other iOS-compatible mic. With Octave, anyone can easily analyze the frequencies in the sound around them.

Octave provides a gorgeous full-screen and fast data display, showing the amplitude in all the audible frequencies around you. Quickly find the frequency of the feedback in a PA system, bet your friends you can tell what frequency an ambulance's siren is, or tune a guitar or piano with this app in your hand.

"Seeing the sound around you on the screen of your iPhone is a really fun experience," said Alex Wiltschko, the lead developer of Octave. "With just one tap, you can tell exactly how loud each musical note or frequency is around you."

Octave was written from the ground-up to be as responsive and as accurate as possible, taking full advantage of the iPhone and iPod touch hardware. "I think people will be surprised at how fast this app runs and how fluid it feels, even on older devices," Wiltschko said. "Real-time audio processing on the iPhone is hard, but I think Octave does it very well."

Pricing and Availability:
Octave and Octave Lite require an iOS device running iOS 4.0 or greater. Octave is available on the app store for an introductory price of $2.99 USD. Octave Lite is, and always will be, free.





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Zevrix Updates LinkOptimizer

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Zevrix Solutions has announced the release of LinkOptimizer 4.4.6, an important maintenance update to its popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 starts by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks allowing to significantly reduce the size of InDesign job, save processing time and reduce production costs.

"LinkOptimizer makes me extremely happy!", says Nynke Tiekstra, the owner of design studio ColtsfootMedia in Friesland, Netherlands. "It converted 10000 images in a 1800 pages project saving us at least 40 hours work, and it proved to be 100% accurate."

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Adobe Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert various image formats. For example, with just a click of a button users can:

* Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
* Change their resolution to 300 ppi
* Convert all RGB images to CMYK
* Resave all JPEG images as TIFF
* Run Photoshop Action on each image

At the end of processing, LinkOptimizer will reimport images to InDesign at 100% in their precise position. As a result, users can save gigabytes of disk space, accelerate document output, Reduce job turnaround drastically and cut costs through faster processing. The new update addresses an issue in which prevented LinkOptimizer from converting InDesign links to PNG format. This update is recommended to all LinkOptimizer users.

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer 4.4.6 can be purchased from the Zevrix Solutions website for $259.95 (USD) as well as from authorized resellers. The update is free for the LinkOptimizer 4.x users and $98.78 to update from previous versions. Trial is also available for download. LinkOptimizer is available for Mac OS X 10.4.2-10.6, a Universal Binary, and works with Adobe InDesign CS2-CS5.




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Media-savvy Notes App for iPhone and iPad

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SF App Studio has just released the latest update of Moe's Notes for iPhone and iPod touch users. Moe's Notes 1.2.6, along with the accompanying iPad app, Moe's Notepad, are the first apps of their kind to be created from the ground up to edit and store multi-media notes. Users can add and edit photos, voice recordings and video to their notes, and the media editors rival those found in purpose built multi-media apps. With 4 different search filters, notes are easily located by text search, tag, time and date, or location; so users no longer need to struggle to remember how or where they stored a particular note.

Moe's Notes 1.2.6 features include:
* Support for IOS 4
* Audio waveform display for voice notes
* Variable-speed audio playback (reverse too)
* Audio, image, video editing
* Selecting tags without using keyboard
* Emailing more than one note at once
* Uploading images and videos to Facebook
* Searching by tags
* Searching by date with calendar UI
* Searching by location with Google map
* Note list sort-able by name, date, location, longitude, latitude
* Batch commands, to edit or send many notes at once
* Every mode in every screen has Help information

When they open Moe's Notes, users are given a note template to edit as they please. The note can be as simple or as complex as is needed. Users can snap and edit a picture right from the app, and add it to the note. They can also add and edit audio and video clips. Adding tags makes the note easy to find, but Moe's Notes and Moe's Noetpad both give users 3 more ways to find their notes, so note is left behind.

If they remember specific details about their note, users can perform a simple text search to find it. If not, the app automatically remembers and records the date and time that every note is saved, as well as the GPS coordinates. A quick scan of the calendar feature lets users find all of their notes by time and date, or they can tap the "Location" button to see their notes laid out on a Google map.

Moe's Notes 1.2.6 also supports Facebook Connect, so users can share photos and videos on their Facebook wall, and easy to use batch commands let users email their notes, or batches of notes, to their contacts.

Pricing and Availability:
Moe's Notes 1.2.6 is only $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.




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NoteMaster 3.5 for iPhone Now Supports Lists

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NoteMaster 3.5 for iPhone Now Supports Lists
Kabuki Vision has announced the release of NoteMaster 3.5, an update to their popular note-taking app for iPhone and iPod touch. NoteMaster makes it easy to create great-looking notes containing text, images, and headers. Version 3.5 adds the ability to easily insert a variety of lists right inside a note, making the contents even better organized.

The update supports a variety of list types: bulleted lists for unordered items, numbered lists for things that need to be counted or done in a certain order, and checkbox lists for tasks that need to be checked off as they are completed. As with all NoteMaster elements, lists can be added with a simple tap of a button.

"NoteMaster has always made it easy to create great looking notes easily", says Adam Shaw, founder of Kabuki Vision. "And now the ability to put lists right inside the note allows notes to look even better and more organized."

Other NoteMaster features include categories, password-protection, hyperlink detection, full-text search, e-mail, and syncing with Google Docs(TM). As the only notes app offering True Syncing with the Google Docs(TM) service, NoteMaster makes it easy to sync your notes to the cloud, allowing one to read and edit them on the web.

Pricing and Availability:
NoteMaster is $3.99 (USD) and is available exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. NoteMaster was featured by Apple as one of the "Staff Picks" of the US iTunes app store, and is currently one of the top-selling note apps in the store.


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SHAtter Jailbreak's Tethered Status Has NOT Been Announced

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Some sites are reporting that the SHAtter jailbreak originally discovered by pod2g is a tethered jailbreak. In fact, its tethered status has not been announced yet.

According to the Chronic Dev Team's blog, "Anything you read saying it is one of the above in definite terms is just speculation, again, we have not given official word about the tether status or any details regarding the exploit used."

The team also reiterated this in a retweet yesterday, "SHAtter is not a tethered jailbreak nor it is untethered... @chronicdevteam have not yet announced anything about that. Stop speculations :)"

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available...




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Create and Share 3D Anaglyphs on iOS

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kode80 has released HoloToy 1.08, the eighth update to its 3D digital toy. Version 1.08 adds anaglyph rendering with support for a variety of 3D glasses, HoloPic sharing and a new in-depth user manual.

Since its release HoloToy has grown from a novel 3D illusion to interactive toy housing customizable games and more. In the previous update it transformed yet again into a full creative tool with the ability to make 3D scenes from scratch in the form of My HoloPics. In this latest update various anaglyph rendering modes have been added giving an even greater 3D experience when used in conjunction with the commonly found color filtered 3D glasses.

Anaglyph rendering provides a fun way of sharing scenes created in HoloToy since they can be emailed and viewed in 3D by anyone possessing the appropriate 3D glasses. HoloToy's creator Ben Hopkins said "since adding My HoloPics to HoloToy users have been sending me screenshots of their 3D creations. Adding anaglyph rendering means they can now share true 3D snapshots with the world".

HoloToy works by distorting the 3D scenes displayed on screen in a way our brains would expect based on the current angle of the device optionally with realtime headtracking when run on an iPhone 4 using it's front facing camera. It contains 13 different holograms including 4 games and 3D creation tools and is regularly updated with new content and features.

Pricing and Availability:
HoloToy 1.08 is only $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.







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New Smartphone Stand from newPCgadgets

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newPCgadgets has just introduced the Smartphone Stand. This new stand is perfect for businesses like restaurants, hotels, bars or anywhere else people gather with their phones. The Smartphone Stand holds most cell phones and Smartphone's; including the popular iPhone, Droid, HTC EVO, BlackBerry and dozens more. Fewer of your customers will misplace or forget their phones because they are now in plain view.

Business owners can now provide their customers with a convenient stand to hold their Smartphone's at a comfortable viewing angle. Parents can use the Smartphone Stand to entertain their children with games or movies; professionals attending a business lunch or dinner will love the ability to view text messages and incoming calls faster. Anyone with a phone will benefit from the new Smartphone Stand.

The stainless steel construction ensures a durable product that is easy to clean and long-lasting. The stackable space-saving design allows you to place as many as you like at each table or workspace without taking up much space. Best of all, the price is very affordable. Prices are as low as $2.19 in quantity. Also, as a unique signage opportunity, private labeling is available in larger quantity orders.

Give your business, school, restaurant or hotel the competitive edge by providing your customers with the new Smartphone Stand from newPCgadgets. Additional details and ordering information are available directly from newPCgadgets.



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Easy Wireless Photo and Video Transfer

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De Voorkant BV have released Air-Gallery 1.0, their latest product for iPhone and iPod touch (with camera) users. The Air-Gallery application is a new launch, allowing users to now wirelessly transfer photos and videos from their iDevice with a camera to their computer or other device that is on the same network and has a web browser or WebDAV support. Using the app is easy and boasts a versatile and secure list of features.

Air-Gallery is brand new to the market and App Store. It essentially offers its users a new-found freedom, allowing for safe and easy wireless transfer of photo and video files from an iDevice to any other device on the same network. The computer or device receiving the files just needs to have a web browser or WebDAV support.

Users will find a myriad of helpful and versatile features in Air-Gallery. The app works in a number of different venues, allows for file previews and is safely protected from prying eyes with a secure username and password.

These are some of the functions and features offered in Air-Gallery
* Wirelessly transfer photos and videos iPhone (or iPod touch with camera) to any computer or device on the same network with web browser or WebDAV
* Beautiful 3D interface when connected with a desktop browser
* Functional list of images and videos when connected with an iDevice
* Photo and video preview
* Password protected
* Can be used with Cyberduck on the Mac or Safari
* Can be used with a web browser or BitKinex in Windows
* Using WebDAV, allows users to copy any number of files with just one click
* It's completely portable and easy, easy, easy

It's hard to determine at this early stage if it will be the versatility or ease of use that most excites those who download Air-Gallery. Time will tell, of course, but likely it will be a combination of the two that wins them over.

Pricing and Availability:
Air-Gallery 1.0 is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.


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Update to Classic Sim/Strategy Game

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Enkord has announced Totem Tribe Gold 1.06, an expansion on their very successful, casual Adventure/Strategy/Hidden Object game for Mac OS X and Windows. Featuring sound, graphics and animation which powerfully convey the mysticism and magic pervading its community of tribal island dwellers, the game's narrative supplies 32 exotic locations to explore and over 200 quests and puzzles. TTG 1.06 offers unlimited play time, engrossing characters and plots, and truly innovative gameplay which remains fresh and interesting over many hours.

Totem Tribe Gold tells the story of the peaceful Hawk Tribe living on Tetala Island. According to legend the island was once marked by a glowing sparkle from the sky, the Tear of Heaven, capable of imparting wisdom and enlightenment to its owner. As the young female chieftain, Aruku, the player attempts to lead the tribe to prosperity as characters explore surrounding islands in search of totems that lead to an answer to the mysteries of the Tear of Heaven. With 32 distinct levels of play, each with its own obstacles, battles, quests, characters, puzzles, explorations, experiments, training and building, the game offers a highly complex yet straightforward narrative framework.

Feature Highlights:
* Totem Tribe Gold is an improved and updated version of the original Totem Tribe
* Totem Tribe Gold adds new levels, characters, islands, quests, puzzles, etc.
* Totem Tribe Gold presents the complete legend of the Tear of Heaven and Tetala Island
* 32 levels of play, each a unique locale to explore
* Player is Aruku, the young female chieftain of the Hawk Tribe
* Dramatic sound, animation and graphics creates a strong sense of mood

Without naming the numerous characters, locales, events and treasures, it is possible to give an overview of the elements of gameplay. Hints are provided throughout on Guide Stones, selecting certain items, and from some characters. During exploration of each island various structures are built including: Hut, Scout Lodge, Barracks, Hunter Camps, Archery Range, Witch Doctor Shack, Shaman Tent, and Cave of Trials. Each is used to train members of the tribe who will assist in quests and battles, such as: Workers, Explorers, Fighters, Hunters, Archers, Witch Doctors, Shamans and Cavemen.

As part of solving the mystery of the Tear of Heaven, the player has many lesser tasks and challenges. Through these they visit such places as: Wiseman's House, Blacksmith, Workshop, Laboratory, Training Grounds, Hall of Mysteries, Herb Garden and Sky Hall. There are also hundreds of hidden objects to find including various Jewels and Gemstones, Coins, Masks, Pendants, Crowns and Amulets. Totem Tribe Gold reaches its climax inside the Comet where players can follow any one of three different endings to Aruku's final battle.

"Totem Tribe Gold is not a sequel, but rather a re-working, improvement and expansion of the very successful, original Totem Tribe," stated CEO Yaroslav Yanovsky. "There are now 10 new levels, 2 new major characters, and global quests over many islands."

Pricing and Availability:
Totem Tribe Gold 1.06 is $19.95 (USD) and available for purchase and download from Enkord. A free trial version is also available. Review copies are available upon request.


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Adobe Releases Illustrator CS5 HTML5 Preview Pack

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Adobe has released an Illustrator CS5 HTML5 Pack that provides inital support for HTML5 and CSS3, extends SVG capability in Adobe Illustrator CS5, and helps you easily design web and device content.

In combination with the HTML5 features available in the Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 11.0.3 updater, these new tools allow web designers to take advantage of the latest advancements in HTML5.

You can download Preview 1 from the link below...
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IntelliScanner mini 250e Organizes Classrooms

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IntelliScanner Corporation have introduced the IntelliScanner mini 250e media organization scanner, designed specially for teachers and educators. Priced at just $159 for educators, the new IntelliScanner organizes books and media in the classroom automatically with barcode technology.

"We've been listening, and teachers nationwide tell us they want an easy way to organize the shelves in their classroom," said Paul Scandariato, vice president of marketing. "The new mini 250e is designed specifically for classroom library organization, at an unbeatable price of just $159, it's affordable in any academic budget."

IntelliScanner mini 250e allows educators to build a classroom database of books, movies, and other media items in a simple, easy-to-use interface. The portable scanner scans the retail barcodes already on the items. Teachers simply plug the scanner in to sync - just like a digital camera - and the software will download details like the book title, cover artwork, author, page count, and more.

Track Student Borrowing, Create Reading Lists, Share With Parents Online

The new IntelliScanner offers smart features for teachers, including:
* Tiny portable scanner with built-in battery and memory for scanning anywhere
* Included media organization software for fast, easy classroom organization
* Automatic identification of books via Internet enabled databases, including the Library of Congress
* "Friends" lending tool for tracking books that students are reading or have taken home; includes library style due dates and e-mail reminders
* Create and customize reading lists for particular students or reading levels
* Advanced report creation, printing, and library statistics tools
* Free IntelliScanner.net account for publishing a classroom library online for sharing with parents and other educators

IntelliScanner's metal cube package includes the mini barcode scanner with rechargeable battery, USB cable, neck lanyard, pre-printed asset tags for books without barcodes, and IntelliScanner's media management software for education. Requires Mac OS X or Windows XP/Vista/7 and a free USB port.

Pricing and Availability:
IntelliScanner mini 250e is now shipping in the U.S. and Canada for $159.00 (USD), available exclusively to educators. IntelliScanner Classic, a corded scanner edition of the 250e, is $79.00 for educators. Other IntelliScanner models for home and small business organization start at $99.00.










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Steve Jobs Stopped From Bringing Ninja Stars Back From Japan

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Steve Jobs says he will never return back to Japan after authorities barred him from taking Ninja throwing stars aboard his private jet, according to a SPA! magazine report.

Bloombery says, a security scan at Kansai International Airport, near Osaka, detected the weapons inside the executive’s carry-on luggage in July as he was returning home to the U.S. from a family vacation in Kyoto, the Japanese magazine reported, citing unidentified officials at the airport and the transportation ministry.

Jobs said it wouldn’t make sense for a person to try to hijack his own plane, according to the report. He then told officials he would never visit Japan again, the magazine reported. Apple declined to comment.

Takeshi Uno, an airport spokesman verified the occurrence but would not identify the passenger citing the airport's privacy policy. He did say that the passenger threw away the blades.

Update:
Apple provided the following quote to Digital Daily:

"Steve did visit Japan this summer for a vacation in Kyoto, but the incidents described at the airport are pure fiction. Steve had a great time and hopes to visit Japan again soon."




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